Cleaning up their act: Who are the greenest firms in tech?

Operating a data centre can be dirty business, here are some of the firms trying to go green


The internet plays an increasing central role in our lives – from mobile video streaming to connected cars.

The downside is that storing and processing unimaginably huge volumes of data requires equally large amounts of energy. This tends to involve burning fossils to power the mega-data centres owned by the big internet firms.

Many of the well-known tech giants are now bowing to pressure from consumers and environmental groups, and swapping coal for renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

Here are the cleanest and greenest tech firms according to Greenpeace’s Click Clean report....